To Do List

A Poem By Raine // 6/28/2014

To Do List

To do; recall lost days
(the faded memories of
lazy summer sundays)

pay last months gas bill
return Janie's books
donation to goodwill

(the things you know you
never use, but can't ignore)

sew Rose a blue blanket,
or maybe green
call the invisible local

(to see if he's coming home
sober)

the car parked on the lawn yesterday
the window in pieces, alas, broken
the bottles in the rhododendrons

To do; remember, don't tread on the
rhododendrons

get the oil changed
clean the dirt tinted windows
dig up the weeds in the lawn

(but the yellow ones seem
so happy)

why does no one ask?
we are solo embers
come see! we exist here

To do; water the backyard plants
pick up the bills
watch the time

(yeah, there's not much left)

park the car on the drive
answer the ringing phone
keep existing here

(like one highway moves
on to the next)

Comments

This is great--I loved the

This is great--I loved the formatting, with the thoughts in parentheses.
"park the car on the drive
answer the ringing phone
keep existing here

(like one highway moves
on to the next)". I really liked that part. Beautiful job.

Erin | Sat, 06/28/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I like this, especially the

I like this, especially the style you used to write it.

Hannah D. | Fri, 07/04/2014

"Reason itself is a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all." - G. K. Chesterton

Very pretty, rhythmic, and

Very pretty, rhythmic, and thought-provoking.

Anna | Sun, 07/06/2014

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

I realized I read this before but didn't comment, so here:

I like it! I enjoyed the style and it's almost like reading one's thoughts and I like that :)

Maddi | Sat, 07/26/2014

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

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